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Keith Mantis (BS76)

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Eastern Michigan alumnus Keith Mantis (BS76) credits scholarship support for helping him get through college and driving his professional success. Now that he has founded and serves as CEO for three major construction equipment suppliers in the Southwest U.S., Mantis is "paying it forward" to provide current students with similar opportunities.

Mantis founded and has served as CEO of Fasteners Inc. Southwest Supply since 1987 - not long after he graduated from EMU. Las Vegas-based Fasteners Inc. is a major retail supplier of contractor supplies and equipment. His other companies include Toolup.com, a massive online retailer of construction equipment, and Professional Contractor Supply in San Diego, Calif.

Read more about Keith's giving story here.

If you would like to make a gift to the Keith E. Mantis Road to Completion Scholarship, please click here.

Suzanne Stevens

EMU Foundation is located at 112 Welch Hall, 850 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197 Phone: 734.484.1322